Hello! You all thought I fell off the face of the earth I bet, but nope. Life just a got a little out of control during February. Imagine that :)
I also got to spend lots of time with my family! My cheetah nieces turned 6 and little Tyson turned 1! Crazy how fast time flies! Coming up in the next couple weeks I'm going to do a little Easter photo shoot with them and then Tyson will have his own little photo shoot! Yay for pictures!
On February 9th I was honored with a bridal shower thrown by my mom and sisters. They had it all decked out in the purple and green to go along with the wedding colors. Instead of having a sit down, play games, be there forever shower, I wanted an open house so people could come and go as it worked for them. My mom and sisters made soup and lots of goodies. Thanks for doing that for me!It was super fun and I got a lot of things for our home and "fun things" for Logan, uh.. I mean us. It was fun to have so many family and friends be able to make it for it. Thanks for your love and support with that.
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The night before that, Kaycee, one of my best friends and previous roommates came down to go to dinner with me and spend the night for some girl time before I became a Mrs. We went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse and we talked and laughed and were able to catch up on things in each others lives. I'm so grateful for her influence in my life. She really is such a strong person and her testimony and spirit has helped me in my life in so many ways.
Ah.. The day of love. It's really not my favorite holiday. I love the idea of expressing and showing love, but personally I feel like there doesn't need to be a specific day to share that. Sometimes flowers just because it's Tuesday or sweet love note or whatever can happen without it needing to be Valentines Day. Logan and I didn't have to work that night, so we went out to Pizza Hut :) and went home to watch Heroes on my computer. For me it was perfect and simple, just the way I like it.
The next day, February 15, was my birthday! Yay for no longer being a teenager. I have stepped into adult life! My parents took Logan and I out to eat at Olive Garden (my choice) and then we went back to my house to open presents and have birthday dessert. After that, Logan took me out to Safe Haven. For once Logan couldn't call the ending of the movie until 15 minutes to the end of the movie. We laughed until we cried on the way home and it was a great birthday. I'm so excited to enjoy more birthdays with him by my side :)
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On February 21 I had the opportunity to go through the Idaho Falls temple and receive my endowment. For years I have sung the words, "I love to see the temple, I'm going there someday," and now I finally have made those covenants with my Father. I'm so grateful for the temple; it is filled with peace and happiness. It truly is the Lord's house. At the end of the session I stood with all of family: Dad, Mom, Troy, Carrie, Trent, Lindsey, Jared, Chelsea, Cody, Kinzie, and Logan and was filled with the most overwhelming feeling of eternal love. I'm so grateful for eternity and the chance I have to spend it with such amazing people.
The week of the wedding I was so blessed to have some super good friends come to Idaho to support Logan and I. Whitney and Sawyer Goff came up from Utah. Whitney was one of my roommates the same semester as Kaycee and Sawyer was an FHE brother; I hadn't seen them since their wedding last May and it was so good to see them and spend time with them. Hannah Kern came over from Oregon to be a part of all the wedding madness! Hannah Lou was one of my roommates my second semester.
February 22 was the wedding dinner in Rigby. Logan's parents provided some yummy food and we enjoyed a Hawaiian theme night. It was so crazy that night to think that the next day I would be Logan's wife and I wouldn't have to go home to Shelley anymore. That night he gave me a little message in a bottle to read when I got home and a little gift to open as well. I opened the present and read the note right before I went to sleep (which wasn't very early). I now have a necklace of real pearls to wear. Thanks Logan :)
Exciting news.. We found an apartment the week of our wedding. On Tuesday we saw the post on the BYUI bulletin board for an apartment that was opening up the week we would be getting back from the honeymoon. We jumped on it and the next day we drove up to Rexburg and signed the contract.
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